Structural Analysis (Aircraft) - Lead Engineer

Reno, NV
Aircraft Development – Structures
Full-time
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to change the face of global mobility through supersonic flight. Our leadership, engineers, and support staff all share a passion for building a new kind of aerospace company – one that asks questions, stays agile, and is not afraid to try new things. We are creating a company culture based on collaboration, data driven decisions, and adaptability. Working at Aerion is so much more than just building the world’s first supersonic business jet – it’s bringing the aerospace industry to the modern age and beyond.

Here's the Deal
As the Structural Analysis Lead Engineer, you will report to the Airframe IPT Leadership Team and be responsible for analyzing the structural integrity of the AS2 supersonic business jet and for guiding long-term stress analysis methods development.

On any given day you might:

    • Lead a team in developing stress analysis methods and tools for AS2 aircraft design and certification
    • Develop road map for structures team, in partnership with Tier 1 suppliers and Partners, in the areas of analysis methods, tools, and failure criteria for the entire aircraft
    • Serve as a focal between Aerion and the FAA, EASA, and other regulatory authorities for all structures topics
    • Support IPT leads in development of the PSP, PSCP, issue papers, and other certification documents
    • Establish strategies for maintenance program, inspection intervals, and inspection methodologies
    • Support new business development, trade studies, and proposal activities
    • Support design reviews with IPT teams and partners/suppliers

We're looking for someone who has:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or similarly related area.  Master’s degree strongly preferred
    • 12+ years of experience in performing stress analysis, developing methods and performing validation testing for Part 25 aircraft components
    • 3+ years of experience in leading stress and/or structural integrity teams
    • Knowledge of the conceptual and preliminary design phases of aircraft development is strongly preferred
    • Thorough understanding of latest composite and/or metallic structural static, durability, and damage tolerance requirements for Part 25 certification
    • Part 25 DER credentials preferred
    • Must have demonstrated leadership capabilities
    • Strong decision making and communication skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets

We want to build a company around people who are:

    • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action
    • Effective at nurturing strong professional relationships
    • Committed to fostering a culture of empowerment & creativity
Let's Build a Company Together
We're looking for people from scrappy startups, established corporations, and everything in between. Bring your ideas and experiences, be ready to innovate and learn, and together we'll revolutionize the aerospace industry!